E3 2017: MercurySteam “Honoured” To Collaborate On Metroid: Samus Returns

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Metroid: Samus Returns was just one E3 2017 surprise that involved the intergalactic bounty hunter, a Nintendo 3DS exclusive collaboration between Nintendo and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate developer, MercurySteam.

“Metroid is one of the most recognised Nintendo franchises and we are so honoured to collaborate with them on the latest game in the saga of space-faring bounty hunter Samus Aran,” explains MercurySteam head of studio Enric Alvarez.

“Our collaboration with Nintendo will give gamers around the world the chance to play this fantastic adventure in a completely new way not seen before”.

Nintendo EPD senior officer and Metroid series producer Yoshio Sakamoto, adds: “The development of this Metroid game with Mercury Steam has gone very smoothly and more than anything, it has been very exciting.

“Metroid: Samus Returns is based on the Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus, and we are very confident that this collaboration with MercurySteam is the reason we have been able to successfully pull together various features like actions never seen before in the Metroid series, a stunning recreation of the planet SR388 and classical Metroid gameplay elements into a single powerful package.”

Nintendo has announced plans to release a Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition, Samus amiibo and Metroid amiibo.

Metroid: Samus Returns will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS worldwide on September 15th.

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